Higher Expectations

“But know this: Hard times will come in the last days. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, demeaning, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good, traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to the […]

Shame…and Forgiveness

Sometimes when I choose to write, I don’t choose my topics as much as they choose me through circumstance, conversation, or repetition. That last one is the case here. The topic of shame has been coming around quite often for the past few days, in various ways and places. It started with a movie. That […]

Colorblind

I’ve followed the events of the past few days, at least a little, and felt as though I ‘should write something’. What I found is I had little or nothing to add to the conversation that might carry any weight. We are a people that seem to be intent on tearing ourselves to pieces without […]

Who Am I?

It’s a question we all ask ourselves over the course of a lifetime. Just about the time we think we have the answer, things change and we have to start all over. When we’re younger, we ask because we want to know how we’ll make our mark on the world. As we get older, it’s […]

Thoughts from a Dark Place

Well-meaning friends would probably tell me this blog post shouldn’t be here, that it’s best written in a private journal. But there are times when it’s necessary to visit the dark places in order to bring light to them. God sometimes takes us back there even after He’s healed those places, just as a reminder. […]

“I Came Just to Meet You”

I’ve read the story of the Samaritan woman and her encounter with Jesus for years. John’s account in his Gospel is straightforward, but it needs some closer examination to really understand what’s going on there. The episode of  the program The Chosen which deals with her helps broaden the picture of who she is and […]

Nicodemus, the “Almost” Man

Nicodemus has always been one of the Biblical characters that intrigued me. Like several others, we know very little about him. He shows up in the gospel of John and then we never hear anything else about him. We can draw some conclusions about him from those appearances in the gospels, but the burning question- […]

Homesickness

You know what homesickness is and what it feels like. It happens when you’ve been away from home for an extended length of time. You find yourself longing to be back in your house, your room, in familiar surroundings, back with loved ones you haven’t seen for a while. When you left it may have […]